Must-have medical apps for primary care

KevinMD

Earlier this year, we put together a list of what we thought were the best medical apps for health care providers. Now at the end of 2018, we’re augmenting that list to give you a full picture of what we think are must-haves medical apps for those in primary care.

How telemedicine will revolutionize primary care

KevinMD

It has become more and more evident with time that the health care delivery system here in the United States is riddled with issues. In many ways, the system seems to step on its own feet — as the health care professionals working within it fight to make it work.

HHS Aims To Deliver Value-Based Transformation In Primary Care

Electronic Health Reporter

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Humana, Doctor on Demand launch virtual primary care health plan

FierceHealthIT

Humana is teaming up with telehealth company Doctor on Demand to launch a virtual primary care health plan, called On Hand, that gives patients access to preventive care, urgent care, and behavioral health through video visits with lower monthly premiums

Primary care concierge platform SteadyMD lands $2.5M in funding

Mobi Health News

Primary care concierge platform SteadyMD just announced that it secured $2.5 million in capital support from Pelion Venture Partners and others

Primary care, insurance navigation platform Eden raises $10M

Mobi Health News

The company plans to use the new money to expand its scope of care.

WellCare, VillageMD team up to offer in-home primary care to Houston seniors 

FierceHealthIT

WellCare and VillageMD are teaming up on a new primary care initiative in Houston.

98point6 launches its chat-based telemedicine platform for primary care

Mobi Health News

Seattle-based 98point6 today announced the launch of its on-demand primary care platform. Through the smartphone app, patients in 10 US states can easily receive remote care from a board-certified physician through the AI and machine learning-powered service

Electronic medical record interoperability is a total mess

KevinMD

Tech Health IT Primary CareJust the other day, while I was in the middle of seeing a morning schedule full of patients, I opened one patient's chart and was thrilled to see a whole bunch of new icons in Chart Review in the electronic health record that I had never seen before.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared.

MIPS may not be the way to reduce hospital readmissions by primary care doctors

FierceHealthIT

While the government’s efforts to cut readmission rates by decreasing payment to hospitals seems to have worked, the same strategy may not be effective for primary care physicians, according to a study

Primary Care Practices Utilize the Convenience of Telemedicine

Electronic Health Reporter

Fewer individuals choose to see their primary care physician, and more are turning to quick clinics or urgent care offices for […]. The article Primary Care Practices Utilize the Convenience of Telemedicine appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Looking to solve the primary care shortage? Deploy nurse practitioners

FierceHealthIT

Primary care is in high demand, but the ongoing physician shortage leaves plenty of access gaps. One solution? Harnessing the skills of nurse practitioners in underserved areas, according to a new report from the American Enterprise Institute.

Telemedicine and access: Leave no patient behind

KevinMD

Telehealth, using video to have an acute medical care visit, puts some of the power of choice back into our patient’s hands. Tech Mobile health Primary Care

Walgreens, VillageMD partner to open primary care clinics in Houston stores

FierceHealthIT

Walgreens is partnering with VillageMD to open five new primary care clinics in the Houston area, with plans to possibly expand there and in other markets

98point6 collects another $50M for text-driven primary care delivery platform

Mobi Health News

CEO Robbie Cape said the investment will be used to meet demand, build new capabilities and ensure high-quality care

Industry Voices—It’s time to reimagine primary care with virtual tools

FierceHealthIT

If everyone had access to high-quality primary care, the outcome would be healthier lives and dramatic cost savings. Despite the benefits, 30% of American adults and nearly half of millennials don’t have a primary care physician

Dr. Rob Lamberts, Direct Primary Care, and the Future of Healthcare – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

I spoke recently with Dr. Rob Lamberts – @doc_rob on Twitter – about EHRs and direct primary care. He was an avid user and proponent of the EHR, seeing it as a valuable tool for improving the quality of patient care. The change in practice transformed recordkeeping for Rob’s practice, raising the question: What does a medical record look like if it used not for billing but only for patient care? Health Care Law and Consulting.

Iora Health's digitally-backed primary care attracts another $100M

Mobi Health News

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Iora Health, a digitally-enabled primary care provider that focuses on the senior Medicare population, announced yesterday that it has closed $100 million in Series E financing. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $223.5 million

How non-video telehealth can be a cure for overprescribing antibiotics

KevinMD

Tech Health IT Infectious Disease Primary CareWhen Dr. Fleming found penicillin mold in his Petri dishes in 1928, he had no idea of the impact he — and it — would have on global health.

Diagnostic errors are top reason for liability claims against primary care doctors, report says

FierceHealthIT

Diagnostic errors are the leading cause of liability claims against primary care doctors and account for the highest proportion of payouts, according to a new report

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared. There are, of course, other approaches available, such as direct primary care. This will have implications for patient choice of provider, and possibly for total cost of care as well.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared. There are, of course, other approaches available, such as direct primary care. This will have implications for patient choice of provider, and possibly for total cost of care as well.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared. There are, of course, other approaches available, such as direct primary care. This will have implications for patient choice of provider, and possibly for total cost of care as well.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared. There are, of course, other approaches available, such as direct primary care. This will have implications for patient choice of provider, and possibly for total cost of care as well.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared. There are, of course, other approaches available, such as direct primary care. This will have implications for patient choice of provider, and possibly for total cost of care as well.

CMS announces new primary care models payment models aimed at greater shared risk

FierceHealthIT

The Trump administration has unveiled a new set of payment models aimed at boosting value in primary care, which it plans to launch next year

How telemedicine can help patients and solve physician burnout

KevinMD

Tech Health IT Mobile health Primary CareI have been practicing telemedicine successfully for four years. In 2015, I had to beg doctors to work in telemedicine. Because so many doctors were wary of it, I started to get licensed in multiple states, and now, I have 15 state licenses.

K Health launches free primary care app, announces $12.5 new funding

Mobi Health News

Personalized health information company K Health has launched a free primary care app.

More primary care doctors translates to increased life expectancy

FierceHealthIT

There’s a direct link between the number of primary care doctors and an increase in life expectancy, according to a new study

Telehealth education: What do we actually need for our clinical practice?

KevinMD

Tech Mobile health Primary CareAs we go through our careers, we are given the responsibility of educating the next generation of students and residents to become proficient and competent in medicine. In telehealth, which also requires training my colleagues, is it necessary?

Planning a nationwide rollout, primary care-focused startup Eden raises $10M

Mobi Health News

The company plans to use the new money to expand its scope of care.

eConsult Platform Use In Community Primary Care Settings Reduces Uncompensated Care Provided By Hospitals

Electronic Health Reporter

Rural hospitals are facing severe challenges in maintaining operating margin, with uncompensated care being a major factor. The article eConsult Platform Use In Community Primary Care Settings Reduces Uncompensated Care Provided By Hospitals appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

The clinical burden of documentation

KevinMD

Tech Health IT Primary CareThe purpose of clinical documentation is to efficiently communicate critical data to peers in a readable fashion while meeting compliance and billing requirements. This documentation should not represent a data dump.

Will robots replace doctors?

KevinMD

Tech Hospital-Based Medicine Mobile health Primary CareAmong the many recurring topics, this year has been the impact of machine learning in our lives, especially the implications for our future work life.

The secret to making AI work for physicians

KevinMD

If you are a physician or know a physician or have ever visited one, chances are you have probably heard them complain about technology in health care. Tech Health IT Primary Care

Employee health, primary care platform Eden Health announces $4M seed funding, expansion plans

Mobi Health News

Eden Health, a New York-based employee benefits and telehealth platform paired with primary care services, has announced $4 million in seed funding led by Greycroft Partners.

Doctor On Demand launches integrated virtual primary care platform

Mobi Health News

The service's new clinical capabilities, smart referrals and comprehensive data platform look to remove barriers that keep patients from primary care

More primary care doctors, specialists prescribing buprenorphine to treat patients for opioid addiction

FierceHealthIT

Those changes paid off, as a new study in Health Affairs found significantly more primary care physicians and specialists are prescribing buprenorphine during office visits